Originally Posted by tigreflyer
Kiwi: I'm not thinking two up. This would be a sport flyer-just for fun. Lotsa very, very fast fun. A 40 pylon race engine on FC plane for 140 MPH? OK, I was thinking bigger and longer lines, but I'm sure you're right. On 60 foot lines that'd be fast!
Any ideas for combat design that'd do 140 MPH on 80 foot lines? Perhaps a pylon race engine on a FC plane on 80 foot lines?
Line length only changes the "apparent" speed, so 140 mph on 60' will hardly change at 80', although the added stretch will force the use of solid lines. I would try 70' before 80', however. There are reasons why we don't see any 80' ready-made lines; I just am having another Senior Moment and it isn't coming to me.
Jim, are you out there today?